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Senator Robach Remarks on September 11th Remembrance Flag

On Wednesday, June 22nd, the New York State Senate passed legislation designating the National Remembrance Flag, created by Stephen and Joanne Galvin of Wolcott, New York, as the official New York State flag for September 11th remembrance. Senator Robach provided remarks on the Senate floor regarding this new legislation.

June 23, 2011
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Senator Robach Debates Krueger On Senate Floor

Earlier this week, Senator Robach debated Senator Krueger on the Senate Floor regarding the Rainy Day Fund and capping spending on operating funds.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Robach Makes Remarks on Floor Regarding Ethics Legislation

On Tuesday, June 14th, the New York State Senate passed the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011. Senator Robach make remarks on the floor when the act came to a vote. The details of this legislation are below.

 

SENATE PASSES PUBLIC INTEGRITY REFORM ACT OF 2011

 

The New York State Senate today passed major ethics reform legislation, entitled the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011. The measure, which is sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos, represents a three-way agreement with the Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is a significant step toward restoring the public’s trust in government.

 

June 16, 2011
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Senator Robach Nominates Ken Moore For Induction Into Veterans' Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, June 14th, Ken Moore was inducted to the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame. Senator Robach had the privilege to nominate Ken for this honor. Here is a short bio on Ken. Congratulations to Ken and all of this year's inductees!Ken Moore United States Army, Combat Infantry, VietnamUnited States Army, Sergeant First ClassVietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20, President Ken Moore has spent his life dedicated to protecting and honoring our military personnel.  

June 14, 2011
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Initiative and Referendum Passes Senate

On Tuesday, the New York State Senate passed a constitutional amendment that would give New Yorkers a more direct role in the legislative process by empowering them to enact and amend laws through initiative and referendum. The bill (S.709), sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester), increases the ability of New Yorkers to place an issue on a ballot for a public vote.

 

“This proposal to establish a process of initiative and referendum in New York State is simply good government,” Senator Robach said. “It is the type of reform that my Senate colleagues and I have consistently fought for and will continue to support so that voters statewide can be given a more direct and effective voice with which to further New York’s democratic process.”

 

June 8, 2011
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Senator Robach Honors Dr. Anne M. Kress as Woman of Distinction

On Tuesday, May 24th, Senator Joe Robach honored Monroe Community College president, Dr. Anne M. Kress as a 2011 Woman of Distinction. A ceremony will take place in Albany.

 

 

 

“During her time at Monroe Community College, Dr. Kress has made a remarkable impact on MCC’s students, faculty, staff, and the entire Rochester community,” said Senator Robach. “The ‘Women of Distinction’ program provides a special opportunity to honor successful women, such as Dr. Kress, for their achievements and to thank them for the pride they bring to the community.”

 

 

 

May 27, 2011
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Senator Robach Guests on Legislative Update

On Wednesday, May 18th, Senator Robach was a guest on Legislative Update. During the show, Senator Robach discussed the recent passage of Brittany's Law in the New York State Senate.

May 19, 2011
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Senator Robach Comments on Brittany's Law

On Tuesday, May 17th, the New York State passed Brittany's Law (S.3645B), a bill that would establish a statewide violent felony offender registry by requiring offenders to register with the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services upon release from prison. The law is intended to increase the safety of all New Yorkers by providing access to the list of convicted violent offenders.

 

May 18, 2011
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Legislative Update with Senator Robach

On Thursday, May 4th, Senator Robach was a guest on Legislative Update. Among the topics discussed were a preview of what's coming up for the rest of the 2011 legislative session, new legislation enacted regarding text messaging while drive, and a proposed gas tax holiday.

May 5, 2011
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Senator Robach Co-Sponors Gas Holiday Legislation

Senator Robach provides remarks on Senate Bill S4880A, which he is a co-sponsor of. This legislation would provide for the suspension of taxes on gasoline and similar motor fuels for Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend and Labor Day weekend.

May 5, 2011
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Senator Robach Remarks on Tougher Texting While Driving Legislation

On Tuesday, May 3rd, Senator Robach provided comments during a press conference in Albany regarding new legislation to strengthen the law on texting while driving. Senator Robach is a co-sponsor of Senate bill S.998B, which would elevate text messaging while drive driving a primary offense in New York State.

May 3, 2011
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Senator Robach Make Remarks During Property Tax Cap Press Conference

On Tuesday, April 12th, Senator Robach made comments during a press conference regarding the passage of a Property Tax Cap.

 

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and representatives of business organizations from across the state held the news conference to urge the Assembly to act on the Governor’s property tax cap legislation.

April 12, 2011
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Legislative Update with Senator Robach 04/07/2011

During the week of April 4th, Senator Robach joined Legislative Update to discuss the budget, economic development, and job creation.

April 7, 2011
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Senator Robach Makes Floor Remarks During Voting on Budget Bills

Click on the video to see remarks Senator Robach made on the Senate Floor Wednesday, March 30th. The remarks came while votes were being cast on budget bills.

March 30, 2011
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Senator Robach Discusses Budget Agreement

On Monday, March 28th, Senator Robach discussed the budget agreement reached over the weekend.

March 28, 2011
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Senator Robach Commnets on Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Resolution

On Tuesday, March 22nd, Senator Robach provided floor comments regarding the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Resolution. The text of the New York State Resolution is below.

 

WHEREAS the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of March 25, 1911, resulted in the deaths of 146 garment workers, most of whom were young immigrant women who perished from the fire or leapt to their deaths to escape the flames because management kept the exit doors locked to keep workers from taking breaks outside; and

 

March 24, 2011
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Senator Robach Discusses Separate States

Senator Robach discusses his bill which would allow voters to decide, via referendum, whether to seperate New York State into two separate states.

March 23, 2011
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Senator Robach Discusses New York State Budget

Earlier this week, the New York State Senate passed thier 2011-2012 Budget and the Assembly did the same. Senator Robach discusses the next steps in to getting an on-time budget passed for New York State in 2011.

March 16, 2011
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Legislative Update with Senator Robach

Senator Robach appeared as a guest on Legislative Update on Thursday, March 3rd.

March 4, 2011
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Senator Robach Remarks on Special Election Legislation

NYS Senate passes bill, supported by Governor Cuomo, to extend time for special elections to help accommodate military voters

Robach hopeful this will lead to announcement of special election in 26th Congressional District

March 3, 2011
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